Butterfly National School Team Championships

Competing in the Butterfly National School Team Championships, the KEVI U19 table tennis team recently competed in the semi-finals of the competition at Wood Green Academy, Wednesbury.

The team, consisting of Alex Creighton, Blair Carmichael, Jamie Hall, Tim Bryce and Will Capps had already won both the County and Regional round of the competition and their efforts saw them pit their wits against sides from Liverpool and Derby.

All team members performed admirably and the side eventually finished in second place.

Anyone interested in playing Table Tennis should see either Mr Webster or Mr Foster in the Boy’s PE department


Year 9 Football Tournament

DSC_0329Our Year 9 Football team participated in and won an indoor 5 a-side competition at the Powerleague Soccerdome in North Shields.

Out of the 9 games they played they won 8 and drew 1.

Their attitude was spot on throughout and Kyle West was crowned Player of the Tournament.

Representatives were there from Newcastle United and they commented on the standard of both our play and attitude.

Congratulations to everyone involved!

British Science Week

Last week KEVI was host to various STEM activities throughout the Lower School.

Here are some of the highlights.

Beat the Flood

All of Year 9 worked great as teams earning KEVI 10 credits designing, constructing and testing model flood resistant houses. They were filmed by KEVI TV. Excellent work from everyone!

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Recognition for excellent GCSE results

image004We are pleased to announce that we have received national recognition for the exceptional attainment of our students in the 2014 GCSE examinations.

SSAT, the Schools, Students and Teachers Network, recently undertook its annual in-depth analysis of official Department for Education data on all state-funded schools in England and identified us as a success.

We have qualified for an SSAT Educational Outcomes Award by being in the top 20% of non-selective schools nationally for high average grades achieved by students.

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Classroom in a Container 

Classroom in a ContainerWe are supporting a project with South Tyneside College, entitled ‘Classroom in a Container’ led by Les and Jackie Watson.

The aim of the project is to fill a shipping container, which will be sent to the Youth Contact Centre in Bulawayo, in Zimbabwe after Easter, which will also be used as a classroom.

Donations would be gratefully received of old musical instruments, laptops, printers, storybooks for children, fiction books for adults, as well as textbooks.

Please donate any items to the Student Voice Base by Friday 27th March. Many thanks for your support.


International Women’s Day

FullSizeRender (1)One of our Senior Students, Sophie, was invited to attend and read at the International Women’s Day Service that took place on Friday 6th March at St Mary’s Church.

The Mayor, many town councillors, visitors, members of the local community and members of Emily Davison’s extended family took part in a service in memory of Emily’s bravery for women’s rights.

Wear a daffodil. Make a difference

CaptureOver the next week the Senior Students will be around school selling daffodil pin badges for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Get involved with the daffodil appeal and support terminally ill people and their families by looking out for the yellow box that will be around school in registration, break and lunch time.